Azerbaijani Health Minister: “Special order will be issued regarding the swine flu threat” - EXCLUSIVE
28 Apr 2009 13:00 ]
Baku. Kamala Guliyeva – APA. The Health Minister of Azerbaijan will issue a special order regarding the swine flu threat. There is still not a threat of virus transmission to Azerbaijan, Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev told APA.
“The virus was identified in America, in Mexico. There is no such threat in Azerbaijan. However the relevant government organizations – State Veterinary Service, Health Ministry and State Border Service are taking all necessary measures within their duties. I think H1N1 will not be identified in Azerbaijan. The virus is transmitted to human from animals. Investigations suggest that on-going human-to-human swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is occurring, but it has not been confirmed yet”.
The minister said the order prepared by him considered implementation of necessary measures in the epidemiological and various medical centers. “The necessary ventilation system was installed in the medical centers during the bird flu alert. Azerbaijan is ready for this issue. We would like to keep Azerbaijan far from the swine flu”.